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Bruno Mars: Fragrances don't make you a star

February 10th, 2014 3:20pm EST
Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars says you don't need a fragrance to be a star.
The 'Locked Out of Heaven' singer performed during the Super Bowl Half Time Show at the beginning of this month - one of the most watched TV moments of the year in the US - and is proud he achieved it without putting his name to an aftershave, which it has been suggested is a benchmark for stardom, after successful perfumes from stars including Lady Gaga, Britney Spears and Beyonce.
Speaking to talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, he said: "Listen, any young, aspiring musicians out there, if music is what you want to do, if music is what...

Bruno Mars sets new Super Bowl half-time record

February 3rd, 2014 8:40pm EST
Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars' headlining set at the Super Bowl on Sunday (02Feb14) was a big hit - more people tuned in for his performance with the Red Hot Chili Peppers than any other act in the history of the big game's half-time shows.

More than 115 million U.S. viewers checked out the Grenade hitmaker's set - a million more than the record set by Madonna in 2012, and almost five million more than Beyonce lured to TV sets last year (13).

The Super Bowl itself had an average viewing audience of 111.5 million viewers, making it the most watched American football game in history.

Kelly Rowland too shy to sing at wedding

February 3rd, 2014 3:20pm EST
Kelly Rowland
Kelly Rowland will be "too shy" to sing at her own wedding.
The 'Kisses Down Low' singer is busy planning her nuptials to Tim Witherspoon - which she says will be a very personal affair - but is ruling herself out of an appearance at the reception.
She told E! news: "I really plan on it being a very special day between me and my sweetheart. Whatever we do we just want it to be special and between he and I and just make it something that we both remember and just for us. It's our gift to ourselves."
Asked if she would sing, she added: "I don't know. I think I would be a little shy to be com...

Jay Z and Beyoncé's $2 million Super Bowl show

February 3rd, 2014 4:20am EST
Jay Z, Beyoncé and DJ Tiesto were paid more then $2 million to perform at the most expensive Super Bowl party of all-time on Saturday night (02.01.14).
The couple performed for 6,000 guests at Pier 40 on Manhattan's West Side, while DJ Tiesto took to the decks, and the trio banked huge pay checks for their night's work, according to the New York Post newspaper.
Hollywood stars including Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx were joined by music legend Sir Paul McCartney to watch Beyoncé and her husband perform her single 'Drunk in Love' at the DirecTV Super Saturday party.
The show took place ...

Beyonce joins Jay Z onstage

February 2nd, 2014 6:20pm EST
Beyonce joined Jay Z onstage as he performed at a pre-Super Bowl party last night (01.02.14).
The rapper was joined by his wife for a rendition of her recent single 'Drunk in Love' at the DirecTV Super Saturday Night event in New York City.
Beyonce - dressed in a black sheer dress - danced seductively over Jay as he rapped his verse. As the song ended they embraced and shared a kiss.
The couple had last collaborated the previous Sunday (26.01.14) to open the Grammy Awards with a raunchy performance of the same song.
Jay performed for more than an hour, mixing hits from across his career fr...

Beyonce Makes Surprise Appearance At Jay Z Concert

February 2nd, 2014 2:00pm EST
Jay Z stunned the crowd at his pre-Super Bowl concert in New York City on Saturday night by bringing wife Beyonce onstage for a duet.

The rap superstar was playing at the Pier 40 venue for a gig organized by DirecTV and halfway through the show he asked the crowd, "Any sexy ladies in New York City tonight?!"

The whooping audience was wowed when she strutted onto the stage in a sexy black dress and the couple performed a rendition of their duet Drunk in Love.

After the track, Jay Z told fans, "All hail to the queen!" as Beyonce departed.

The Super Bowl, where Beyonce performed at half-ti...

Beyonce sacks general manager

February 1st, 2014 6:20am EST
Beyonce has sacked her manager and become her own boss.
The 'Drunk In Love' hitmaker and Jay Z are now in total control of her career after ditching Live Nation executive Faisal Durrani, although her husband doesn't hold an official professional position.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Jay has been heavily involved in Beyonce's career for years, and was instrumental in organizing the 'Mrs Carter Show' World Tour.
"But he isn't officially regarded as her manager - she really is independent."
The change in focus is to make sure her career is handled with her family in mind, and wi...

Beyonce embarks on second round of vegan challenge

January 31st, 2014 3:20am EST
Pop superstar Beyonce is adopting a strict vegan diet for the second time in two months.

The Crazy in Love singer and her rapper husband Jay Z quit all animal products last month (Dec13), and Beyonce is hoping to keep up her healthy eating habits once again.

On Wednesday (29Jan14), Beyonce took to Instagram to post a photo of a vegan protein bar with banana slices, alongside the caption "#22daysvegan".

The singer's post comes days after she showed off a slimmer figure while performing her song Drunk in Love with Jay Z at the Grammys last Sunday (26Jan14).

The couple's first round of the...

Rita Ora 'incognito' at Grammys

January 30th, 2014 3:20pm EST
Rita Ora
Rita Ora went to the Grammy Awards "incognito".
The 'Hot Right Now' singer has declined previous invitations to the US music extravaganza because she wanted to wait until she was nominated, but changed her mind to support her boyfriend - DJ Calvin Harris, who was up for two awards - although she wanted to remain anonymous while there.
She told BBC Radio 1: "The Grammys were really nervous because that was the first timed I'd ever been. I have an ego you see, I didn't want to go unless I had something to do there, or a nomination. Any musician I think would want something. But I went to supp...

Lily Allen: I starved myself ahead of videos

January 30th, 2014 10:20am EST
Lily Allen
Lily Allen used to starve herself before photo shoots.
The 'Smile' hitmaker - who has daughters Ethel, two, and 13-month-old Marnie with her husband Sam Cooper - has previously admitted to suffering from an eating disorder and has confessed she would avoid eating food before a big magazine or music video shoot in the past.
Lily has conquered any insecurities she may have had about her figure and now embraces her body for what it is.
In a revealing interview in the new UK issue of ELLE magazine, she said: "I felt quite brave shooting the 'Hard out Here' video. In all my past videos and phot...

Rihanna wants bigger butt

January 29th, 2014 9:20pm EST
Rihanna wants a bigger butt.
The 25-year-old singer is known for flaunting her enviable curves in skimpy outfits but she admits even she has body hangups, just like every woman, and she particularly wishes she had a peachier derrière.
Speaking to E! news, she said: "I do pick on my body. It's a thing that women do. We walk in front of the mirror and we look at our butt. Is it getting bigger today? Ew. It's still flat."
Meanwhile, the 'Stay' hitmaker previously admitted she was jealous of Beyonce's good looks and stunning physique, but in 30 years time she wants to be confident with her ow...

Anna Kendrick: Katy Perry touched my breasts

January 29th, 2014 6:20pm EST
Katy Perry
Anna Kendrick claims Katy Perry touched her cleavage at the Grammy Awards.
The 28-year-old actress has revealed the 'Unconditionally' hitmaker got a bit touchy-feeling at the award ceremony in Los Angeles last week by slotting her fingers in between her breasts.
Speaking on the television talk show 'Conan', she said: "Katy Perry finger-banged my cleavage. It was a weird night . . . She's very mature!"
However, the 'Pitch Perfect' star admits she was rather chuffed by Katy's brave move because her risqué chest-baring Azzaro frock was crying out for attention.
She explained: "I was kind of a...

Beyoncé's dress to sell for $250,000

January 28th, 2014 3:20pm EST
One of Beyonce's biggest fans has offered to buy the dress she wore to the Grammy Awards for $250,000.
The 'XO' hitmaker, who caused controversy with her steamy performance at the ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday night (01.26.14), wore a white and sheer gown by 'Project Runway' designer Michael Costello on the red carpet and he is currently debating whether to sell the delicate ensemble.
He told "There's a guy who's an obsessive Beyoncé fan who offered us $250,000 for the dress. It's crazy. I'm debating. I want to keep it! It's a dream come true."
Michael made six dresses for t...

Beyonce Criticized Over Raunchy Grammys Performance

January 28th, 2014 5:14am EST
Beyonce Criticized Over Raunchy Grammys Performance
Pop superstar Beyonce has been criticized by campaigners over her raunchy performance at the Grammy Awards on Sunday.

The singer opened the show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles by performing her song Drunk In Love with her rapper husband Jay Z, but her butt-baring stage costume and saucy dance moves have angered parents' groups and female equality activists.

Many campaigners claim Beyonce's performance was inappropriate for children, while others insist a barely-dressed woman dancing with a fully-clothed man promotes inequality among the sexes.

Pippa Smith, of SaferMedia, tells Brit...

Five Best Performances From The 2014 Grammys

January 28th, 2014 1:05am EST
Daft Punk Grammys
With so many great live performances at Sunday night's 56th Grammy Awards, it's been hard* whittling them all down to the five best. Well, the five best that didn't include any weddings, Broadway adaptations of Little Red Riding Hood meets Harry Potter meets Showgirls, or cut-off performances, that is.

The night was all about mixing the past with the present, and in some cases the past, present and future.

5. Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard and Blake Shelton: 2/4 of the original Highwaymen with the legendary Haggard and modern Country giant Shelton wasn't the tightest voc...

Beyoncé wears $10m diamonds to Grammys

January 27th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Beyoncé wore over $10 million worth of diamond jewelry at the Grammy Awards.
The 32-year-old singer - who wowed audiences with a performance of her hit 'Drunk In Love' with her husband Jay Z - ensured all eyes stayed on her in a lace Michael Costello gown which she teamed with millions of dollars worth of diamonds from designer Jessica Schwartz's collection.
The stunning mother-of-one - who left her two-year-old daughter Blue Ivy at home during the event on Sunday night (26.1.14) - accessorized her white lace gown with chandelier earrings and statement cocktail rings on each finger of her...

Anna Kendrick shaken up by Beyoncé

January 27th, 2014 10:20am EST
Anna Kendrick
'Pitch Perfect' actress Anna Kendrick couldn't stop shaking after meeting Beyoncé at the Grammy Awards.
The 28-year-old actress couldn't believe her luck when she came face-to-face with her idol at the ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday night (26.01.14), describing Beyoncé as an "angel".
She took to Twitter to gush about meeting the 'Halo' hitmaker, posting: "Guys, it happened. I met Beyonce. And she is an angel. And I am not worthy. And I will never stop shaking. #PatheticFanGirlOfTheYear (sic)"
Anna is a long-time fan of Beyoncé, 32, and previously praised her music...

Jay Z's speech tribute to Beyonce

January 27th, 2014 2:20am EST
Jay Z thanked God for his "beautiful" wife Beyonce at the Grammy Awards.
The 44-year-old rapper - who opened last night's (26.01.14) ceremony with a performance of 'Drunk in Love' with his spouse - dedicated his win for Best/Rap Sung Collaboration for 'Holy Grail' featuring Justin Timberlake to the singer and their two-year-old daughter Blue Ivy.
He said: "I want to thank God, I mean, a little bit for this award, but also all the universe for conspiring and for putting that beautiful light of a young lady in my life."
Holding his golden gramophone statue aloft, he added: "I want to tell Blu...

Lady Gaga and Beyonce to record duets with Barbra Streisand

January 26th, 2014 8:40pm EST
Barbra Streisand
Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Michael Buble and John Mayer are among the stars who have signed up to record songs with Barbra Streisand for a new duets album.

The news was confirmed by producer Walter Afanasieff, who will join Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds behind the controls for the album.

Afanasieff has posted a message about his new project on his website, revealing the record will also feature Streisand's recent collaborations with Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Bette Midler and Billy Joel.

The message reads, "Barbra Streisand... New duets album... Co-producing with Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds the new ...

Beyonce & Jay Z kick off the Grammys

January 26th, 2014 8:40pm EST
Music's supercouple Beyonce and Jay Z kicked off the 56th Grammy Awards on Sunday (26Jan14) with a steamy performance of their new song Drunk In Love.

The R&B superstar sang the track while performing on and around a chair positioned centre stage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, wearing a sexy black bodice and high heels.

Her rapper husband, dressed in a tuxedo and bow-tie, joined her to complete her performance and the loved-up coupled left the stage embracing.

The ceremony will include show-stopping collaborations between Daft Punk and Stevie Wonder, Chicago and Robin Thicke and M...

Michelle Williams embarrassed listening to 'Beyoncé'

January 26th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Michelle Williams
Beyoncé's former band mate was embarrassed listening to her new album.
Former Destiny's Child star Michelle Williams thinks the 'Drunk in Love' hitmaker should have kept intimate details about her love life with husband Jay Z "private" but insists she loves her friend's self-titled record.
The 33-year-old gospel singer told "I love her new album. I think it's amazing!"
But she added: "I was telling someone on the way here how I was laughing. I don't know if it's laughter of shyness or embarrassment because the makeup artist and everyone was listening to her say these things...

Beyonce & Jay Z Top Billboard's Power 100 List

January 25th, 2014 12:00pm EST
Beyonce & Jay Z Top Billboard's Power 100 List
Beyonce and Jay Z are the most influential players in the music industry, according to Billboard magazine. The publication put them on the top spot of its annual Power 100 list.

Billboard analyzed market share, revenue and other data to compile its list. The power couple have each founded their own companies, Roc Nation and Parkwood Entertainment.

The rapper's longtime associate, Lyor Cohen, came in at number 74 on the list. He told Billboard: "Artists have always had the power but courage is in short supply. It's just that the hip-hop generation believes in the possibilities. Jay and Bey...

Madonna to perform at Grammy Awards

January 24th, 2014 5:20pm EST
Madonna will perform at the Grammy Awards.
The 'Material Girl' singer had kept her inclusion on the star-studded bill for the huge music event on Sunday (26.01.14) a secret until this morning (24.01.14).
She accompanied the announcement with a picture on Instagram of her dressed all in black - including leather gloves - and strumming a black guitar.
Underneath she wrote: "It's official. I'm off my crutches and looking for the perfect pair of heels to wear to the Grammys."
The singer had to be assisted with walking when she bruised a bone in her foot, which she claimed was "from dancing in ...

Beyonce and Jay Z top Billboard's Power 100 list

January 24th, 2014 3:20am EST
Music super couple Beyonce and Jay Z have shared the top spot on Billboard magazine's Power 100 list.

The pop superstar and her rapper husband have been named the most influential players in the music industry by editors at the publication.

After analysing market share, revenue and other data, Beyonce and Jay Z, who have each founded their own companies, Roc Nation and Parkwood Entertainment, fended off other industry powerhouses for the number one spot.

Jay Z's longtime associate, Lyor Cohen, who came in at number 74 on the Power 100 list, tells the music publication, "Artists have alwa...

Hollywood's Best Post-Baby Bodies

January 21st, 2014 2:17pm EST
Everyone's body is different, but some of celebrity women seem to just melt away the pounds after they give birth. Even better, some of them get paid to do it thanks to endorsements from weight loss companies. Here are some of Hollywood's best post-baby bodies:

Fergie was back to her old self a mere four months after she gave birth to her son Axl in August.

Kim Kardashian will always be curvy, but she was back to wearing tight dresses last October after giving birth to baby North in June.

Would you believe Shakira looked like this two months after giving birth to the adorable Mil...

Beyoncé takes Blue Ivy to the White House

January 21st, 2014 4:20am EST
Beyoncé and husband Jay Z took daughter Blue Ivy to the White House at the weekend.
The 'Drunk In Love' singer and the rapper introduced their two-year-old daughter to guests at First Lady Michelle Obama's 50th birthday party in Washington on Saturday (01.18.14).
The adults stayed up until 2am on Sunday morning and Beyoncé posted a number of photographs on her Tumblr account from the visit.
One image shows the family walking up to the White House, while another features the singer, 32, with President Barack Obama's pet dog Sunny and her daughter standing by a Christmas tree wearing a whi...

Beyonce and Jay Z to appear at Grammy Awards

January 20th, 2014 5:20pm EST
Beyonce and Jay Z will perform at the Grammy Awards.
The 'Tom Ford' rapper and his wife have been confirmed to appear at the music awards on Sunday (26.01.14), after they were both listed among the star-studded line up for the event in a commercial which aired last night (19.01.14).
Beyonce is not up for any trophies as her latest, self-titled, album was not released when the nominations were announced, but Jay - who released 'Magna Carta... Holy Grail' album - last year is in the running for nine awards.
It is unclear if the couple will appear onstage together, but they have recently...

Beyonce And Jay-Z To Perform At Grammys

January 20th, 2014 5:03pm EST
Beyonce and Jay-Z
After weeks of speculation, it appears Beyonce and Jay-Z have been confirmed as performers at the Grammys next week.

While Grammy organizers haven't announced what Jay-Z and Beyonce will do at the awards show, their names appeared in a commercial Sunday night along with a list of other performers such as Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Lorde, Daft Punk, and Kendrick Lamar.

Jay-Z could be headed to the stage multiple times, as his nine nominations is the most for an artists this year. His nods include Best Rap Song for Holy Grail and Best Rap Album for Magna Carta...Holy Grail.

The show will be...

Beyonce and Madonna to perform at Grammy Awards - report

January 19th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Beyonce and Madonna are set to perform surprise sets at the 2014 Grammy Awards, according to reports.

Music's big night, which is set to take place next Sunday (26Jan14), will already feature performances from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Taylor Swift, Daft Punk, and former Beatles Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, and now two more global pop icons are said to have joined the all-star line-up.

Beyonce will reportedly open the show at Los Angeles' Staples Centre in her first TV gig since the surprise release of her self-titled album in December (13), while Madonna is expected to team up with...

Sir Paul McCartney parties with wife

January 19th, 2014 6:20pm EST
Nancy Shevell
Sir Paul McCartney only had eyes for his wife Nancy Shevell at Michelle Obama's 50th birthday party.
The couple, who tied the knot in 2011, were among the 500 guests at the US first lady's star-studded bash at the White House in Washington D.C. on Saturday night (01.18.14), where the 'Live and Let Die' hitmaker, 71, declined all other invitations to hit the dance-floor in favor of boogying the night away with his businesswoman spouse, 54.
A source told "Sir Paul didn't allow many people to come between him and his bride. He came to party! He pulled his jacket off, put it at Vale...

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